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88. Memory Lane

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Reviewed By: The31stWAHReview Date: 4/14/19 10:38 am
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

One of my favorite Big Finish releases, a quirky story with a clever ending, lots of great sound mixing, and effective use of all three leads in a Twilight Zone-ish setting. It's a welcome change of pace from the overwritten "gritty" stories of the Divergent Universe run, and it has some interesting things to say about imagination vs. memory. There are references to previous events, but if you know the basics of who C'rizz and Charley are you should be fine.
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Reviewed By: GuiannosReview Date: 2/21/19 3:50 am
0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Memory Lane is a solid classic Who adventure. It's a little creepy and mysterious, a little exciting at parts, and mostly a fun romp through a strange world. Plus there's a bug eyed monster in there for good measure. The premise is interesting enough to set the story apart but compared to most of the tail end of 8 & Charley's run this is pretty cookie cutter stuff. And that's a bit refreshing.
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Reviewed By: BrainofMorbius23Review Date: 2/13/19 11:40 am
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Exceptional, zany, bit timey whimey... memory lane was a great listen keeping me eager to hear what will happen next.

I can’t help but think that this and time works could well have fitted in the divergent arc but I guess I’m glad it’s its own standalone.
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Reviewed By: Drew VogelReview Date: 10/20/17 7:26 pm
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This one kind of sneaks up on you. It's not flashy or showy. The story isn't exceptional or astoundingly original. But it's quite good, and the characters are really well done. It's a bit of a shame that it's another story involving the TARDIS arriving in a kind of virtual prison, so soon after "Something Inside". Still, that can't be helped, and this stories are really strikingly different, so it's not a big problem. "Something Inside" was quite violent with an atmosphere of constant threat and oppression. "Memory Lane" is quite light and cheery, almost whimsical. I mean, just look at that first cliffhanger: the TARDIS being stolen by an ice cream van. That's very much indicative of the style of the piece.

The story is pretty good, more or less. The ultimate explanation for what's happening is a bit convoluted, and the there's a lot of running around before we finally get there. But it works well enough. What really makes the story pop is the dialogue and the characterization. This is the first script Eddie Robson contributed to Big Finish, and there will be many, many more to come. He makes a strong first impression with this one.

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